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Laura (aunt)

7:05:20 PM

Happy New Year Mel, Peter, John and this loving community. May God Bless each and everyone of you as you begin this new year.

I pray you all begin each day of the new year giving thanks to our Lord. “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.” Psalms 113:3

In Christ Love,

9:26:59 AM

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome,

I read this early this morning while most of you were still sleeping; "Never, ever give up":
How missing hunter survived subzero temperatures!

I thought how truly amazing;
that those who do not give up HOPE survive!!!

My wish for all of you is, for better health in the coming year.

May God bless each and everyone of you.

PS A SPECIAL THANKS, To john W, John B., Glenn and Peter who from behind the scenes, help me Make our website that much better, Then I could have ever imagined nine years ago.

God bless you Guys.

My gratitude is immeasurable,
for your becoming part of our team and helping take some of the responsibilities off my shoulders.

You are truly Warrior material in my book!

Let's not forget Aunt Laura,
Who every Sunday shows up to help lead us in prayer and fellowship, knowing if I make a mistake you will pick up the slack!
Thank you.

You gave me strength many times when I needed more throughout this last year.

God bless you Texas beauty.

2:01:19 PM

Dear Friends,

On behalf of our family, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace, happiness, health and prosperity. Thank you for your support! We rejoice in serving you and look forward to doing so in the years to come.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Warmest Regards,

John Burgstiner
Laura (aunt)

11:59:07 AM

"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." Luke 2:11

The following link is to one of my favorite Christmas songs; "Mary Did You Know?"

God Bless Mel, Peter, John, and all the members of this community. May you all have hope, peace, and love on this special day as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas; Christ our Savior.

In Christ Love,

7:25:59 AM

Hello Everyone and Welcome,


If you scroll down this thread you will see many names of those who have moved forward with there lives.

You will see pictures of my trains (MY HOBBY) in different configurations, model railroading is some what like art, When you think its all it can be, it's time to start anew.

You will see pictures of children who have parts of my original train set, as well as read some wonderful comments from those who moved on.

Most important, is that some names you recognize now, WILL be better this time next year!

Our purpose has always been and always will be assisting others in their health's restoration.

HOPE is only the beginning!!

May GOD bless you all, may he grant you health as he has me and many others.



1:00:28 PM

Merry Christmas to my new family!

This verse was part of my devotional this morning. As you read it, please find strength and peace to persevere!

A Savior is born today Hallelujah! "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

Love In Christ,

2:27:04 AM

Merry Christmas!

Bless you, John, for the kind words.

All the glory and honor goes to God. Through his anointing, we have the gift of his infinite love. I look for all to celebrate and share together His eternal promise this Christmas day! Today He is born!

Strength and Love,

12:22:52 PM

Merry Christmas to Mel and to all your beloved warriors past and present; and especially Peter, your last remaining original warrior who has chosen - like you - to offer his life and his talents to the service of others. It is truly amazing to see what God can do with a few broken but willing vessels.

It is exciting to hear of the talent that is assembling around you and the foundation, and I look forward with great anticipation to seeing your dreams unfold. I pray for God's continued provision and protection, and for ever increasing wisdom and discernment.

Merry Christmas Brother.

Much Love,


10:41:54 AM

Good Morning Mel and Merry Christmas!!

I saw the following prayer today and couldn't help but think of how thankful I am to you for your similar prayer and to God,
for answering you!!

You are an incredible blessing to soooo many, thank you for being you and for serving this community!!!!!

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may gladly serve others out of deep gratitude for what I have received. I pray that I may keep a deep sense of obligation.

Love, Peace and Prayers, my friend!!!!

7:57:23 AM

Hello everyone and Welcome,

As we have done for the past four years we bring this thread forward once again, to share the joy of the children and adults who have been a part of our community and have now moved on with their lives.

Please take the time to scroll down to the bottom of this thread and to see the videos.

Look at the children's faces and read the comments of those who came before you!

The best Christmas present I can offer you;
"is that those who do not give up HOPE got well."

May GOD protect you and give you courage to persevere.

GOD bless you all,



1:49:59 PM


7:44:10 PM

I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a New year of good health and peace.

3:04:46 PM

Hello everyone and Welcome

This being Christmas weekend, I will change the Friday Skype call, to our conference call format. This will give easier access to more of you who wish to talk with me on either morning.

On Saturday December 26th, on our normal Coffee Tea with Me call, I will explain how to make my lemonaide cleanse.

So you can call both mornings the Conference Call line 712-432-3011, Access code is 664059. From 6 am to 8:30 am PACIFIC TIME.

Just a recap:

Friday, December 25 6AM to 8:30AM (Pacific)
Saturday, December 26 6AM to 8:30AM (Pacific)

God bless Never Give up HOPE!


12:51:47 PM

Great post to bring back Mel. We are all thankful for you and your single minded dedication to this cause.

This website is a living testimony to the Hope that still reigns eternal. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the author of our Hope, I thank God for the mighty works He continues to do through your ministry and those who have been led here to serve others.

Wishing you and all of our extended family who assemble together here a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! These holidays are especially difficult for some of you. Please know that you are in our prayers, and may the peace that passes all understanding fill you with comfort and joy.

Peace, Love and Abundant Blessings,

John Burgstiner

4:26:32 PM


Thanks for moving this thread forward, Mel. What an uplifting way to bring joy to people.

As Mary mentioned, folks, if you scroll down to the bottom here you can actually "take the train!" The full video ride is unique in that it is shot from a camera on the front train car. You will be amazed at the full track set up that will actually weave you in and around furniture as it takes you all around the rooms in his home. It is truly a remarkable experience that feels like you are on board. I rode it 3 a little kid!

Merry Christmas everybody!!!!

In His Love,

4:33:23 AM

Thank you Mel, for this short movie from Meltrack productions.

That train really made that turn nicely every time! LOL! You know I love that train of yours!

It comforted me so much to watch the original video, at the bottom of this page of its journey around your home, earlier in my illness.

Thank you again for more smiles and happiness. I have so much to be thankful for this Christmas and you are at the top of the list along with everyone here who is do amazing and caring and for having my health back. May the miracle of Christmas fill you, and all those on this forum's, hearts and homes with peace, hope, and joy!!!



2:33:55 PM

Hello Everyone and Welcome,

On behalf of myself and all those who help me, we are wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year with the knowledge of renewed hope that you too can restore your health as many of the people who have posted on this thread have done before you.

Underneath this post you will find a 90 second video, but if you scroll to the bottom of this page you will not only see a picture of me when I was 18 months old, but also a 25 minute video that will be joyous for both young men and old men who are still young, and much to my surprise, many young ladies.

May God Bless You All, Never Ever Give Up Hope!


2:22:45 PM

Hello Everyone,

Welcome as always.

After six years of not enjoying my post passionate hobby, I recently decided to put my trains back down with a much smaller layout. I lay on the couch in the evenings when it is dark and turn my fireplace on which makes the colored rocks move like water. I put this two minute video up for those who might have an interest, especially our younger friends.

God Bless you all; Never ever give up Hope!


8:54:10 AM

Hello Everyone,

As you can see, Uncle Mel's Model Railroad Club continues to grow each year.

Each of these children who have had their health restored over the past three years, and expressed interest in trains, represent the many children who have gotten well in that given year. This should create hope and understanding for our new parents that every child will recover, and usually much faster than their parents.

This young man's recovery is nothing short of a MIRACLE. He not only beat Morgellons but also ended his many years of fighting Leukemia!!!

His mother Amber will be our special guest Sunday, January 11th, on this years first teleconference call.

If you are a parent and new to our website, please take the time to look through this thread as well as the thread "Children and Morgellons" in our forum, and by all means listen to the earlier conference call "Children and Morgellons" in our conference call archives.

See Ya Sunday,
God bless you all, Never ever give up HOPE!

11:16:13 PM

Hey you

Great pictures Amber! Thanks for sharing. By the way, Mel is now a suspect on the ten most wanted list for " loving children with trains." Though I expect this will not keep him from continuing in his passion to see the little ones healthy and happy.

Strength and Love,

11:52:39 AM
Hello Everyone,

I think Matt has found his new hobby thanks to uncle Mel!
I still can't figure out who is having more fun with the train, my husband or Matt! Haha
This most generous gift has brought much joy to us during this holiday season. It's so great to see them enjoying themselves. It's what I live for.
I hope this finds you smiling as well!



7:13:54 PM

Merry Christmas Mel and to all of the community!

Be Blessed!


10:39:29 AM

Merry Christmas Mel, John and community!! ;)

I'm just so grateful to spend this holiday with my family at peace in my body !! I'm in pure gratitude for the Christ spirit that connects each of us to each other!!

Thank you God for the connections I share with such a strong and faithful community!

My love to you all!


10:25:50 AM

Hey Mel,

I just finished up reading your post and looking through the amazing train pictures, thank you so much for sharing!

I have to share with you that over the course of the last few days, I've felt a lot of anxiety and hope all in the same breath. Anxious over the trip, worrying about exposing my daughter to this and there's always that question "am I doing the right thing" know, the normal concerns. HAHA!

BUT, what's kept me grounded and sane is remembering your emotional response to my question and your great big laugh when discussing my upcoming drive, I smile a big smile every time I think of your laugh! Your laugh is contagious and I have replayed it in my head over and over since. It's those little things that keep me wanting to push forward.

It's Christmas Eve and while I feel very thankful, it's also finding me pretty down. I just keep remembering your laugh, your love for life, love for the people around you and it brings me out of my dark place, so thank you! I always look forward to talking with you as it brings me great comfort and hope!

I wish you all the best, I know that you are shining big and bright right now and you should know, that is my driving force!

Merry Christmas Mel and much happiness as you celebrate your 6th anniversary of wellness!
Guess we could say it's also your birthday tomorrow as you celebrate your regained health!

Hope to talk to you soon!



8:07:11 AM

Dear Mel,

Thanks for sharing your train pictures. I have always loved model trains myself.
I really like the way you used blue marbles as water. Great job!
Merry CHRISTMAS and thanks for all your help.



7:59:40 AM

Hi Mel,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Really enjoyed looking at your trains : )
Looks like a labor of love.

God Bless,

7:55:25 AM

Hi Mel,

I wish you Merry Christmas and good health and joy through whole 2015.

Take care.

Love, Sonja

7:20:25 AM




7:09:33 AM

Hello Mel,

Wow! Very nice train Mel!

Merry Christmas
Shannon Z
Deborah B.

7:30:17 PM

Tonight I am thinking how amazing it must have been to be one of the people who personally witnessed Jesus's first hours on earth.

For the first time in the history of mankind there was true and genuine hope. . . hope for the future, for forgiveness, for a second chance and a fresh start. All because of the newborn Messiah. Hope is what Christmas is really all about, and what this website is about too. Thank you to Mel and others for bringing hope to each of us who are getting well here.

Merry Christmas to everyone in our community tonight and may each of you know the hope that only Christ can bring and may you experience good health and success in 2015!

Much love and gratitude,

Deborah B.

PS. Congratulations Mel on your sixth anniversary free from Morgellons. Know we are celebrating with you in our hearts tomorrow!

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12

5:44:48 PM

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a healthy New year! You all are never far from my thoughts and heart.

Many blessings
Deborah W.

3:52:30 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Finding this site is the second greatest gift I was ever given besides salvation!

2:19:26 PM


I want to wish everyone a very "Merry Christmas." Remember, everything is a gift, so let your heart soar as you embrace the birth of Christ.

Accept tomorrow that the relentless love of God pursues you into the new year and that it is never out of reach for you to heal.

All my love,

12:51:45 PM

Good Morning Mel,

I give thanks to God for your friendship and the many wonderful relationships so many of us enjoy because of your determination to serve others. You continue to inspire us all to be the best we can be.

Like you, we all have much to be thankful for, but I am reminded that the holiday season is particularly difficult for some who are isolated or grieving the loss of a loved one, etc. I lift up those who are struggling this Christmas and pray that you sense the loving presence of God and you are filled with the incredible Hope that the Christ child we celebrate brings.

Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!

Love Always,


7:31:33 AM

Hello Everyone,

Welcome as always!

Well its 4:09 am and I am smiling and crying, as I am about to celebrate six years Morgellons free tomorrow!!

Two of my friends and fellow sufferers, Mary Beth celebrates her fifth and
Kathy GW celebrates her fourth, on the same day. What a blessing! You are both always fondly in the back of my mind.

For me this is a gift from God, I know now that many many more shall follow in the return to health. For me these are my Christmas Gifts.

You are all my family, and my wish is that GOD bestows his grace on you and heals as many as possible.

May GOD bless each and every one of you!!!

Don't You ever ever give up HOPE!


P.S. - Anybody who needs to talk tomorrow, just send me an email
as I will be here cooking a ham and playing with the trains on the floor with the children of my friends and neighbors! I will respond to all emails received until noon pacific.

1:48:08 AM

Hi Mel,
I was watching your video last night and strangely enough it was very comforting! :) I've never been into model trains myself, as a kid i played with my brother with his, but I was fascinated with all the detail you put into each area. The scenery on the lower part of the walls that one would see looking out the train window if one was actually aboard, the rock tunnel, and the blue river... And so many different trains. All of it was so very nice and detailed. I really liked the "ride" via the mounted camera. I was in need of a distraction from some negative thinking I was doing and it really helped so much. Also when I saw little Charlie's sweet face playing with his train I really had a flood of tears let loose. I'm so happy for him for being healed. It was just one more reason I am thankful for you. I know we all are. And it was like I was a visitor in your home, that you had welcomed us all in to show us your creation. It's so nice to put your voice to your face and see you in action. Anyway, Im a rambling again. Just wanted to thank you for your sharing so much of your life with us!
Hugs and blessings, Mary

8:07:10 AM
Hello Everyone,

Welcome as always.

As the holiday season approaches I thought I would start by showing still pictures of the model railroad that took over two years to build. I built this thinking I might die from Morgellons.

I wanted to build one more layout, as I have loved trains since I was 18 months old.

A special thanks to Bill Moffit, who crawled around on the floor with me for hours at a time despite the fact that I was so ill. Bill always told me I wasn't going to die. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't thank my dear friend Doug, who taught me a lot about life as well as about trains. Bill has since passed away and I haven't seen Doug in 5 years. Both are thought of often, with wonderful memories.

These pictures will show you the great detail that went into this project of love. I truly hope they bring a smile to your face as they have mine each time I have looked at them. Remember at the bottom of this thread is the video made a few months after these pictures!

Enjoy and have the happiest of holidays possible.

Remember, this too shall pass; there is living proof of this throughout our website!!

God bless you all, Never ever give up HOPE!




6:00:47 PM

Hello Carrie

I want to tell you that I am very proud of you!!!
You are a true warrior and a good Christian. What a blessing to everyone you have become. Cogratulations, young lady.

Always your friend,

2:24:06 PM

Hello Everyone,

Welcome as always.

As you can see from the picture, it appears that not only do young men love trains, but so do some young women. We are happy to welcome little Carrie into the 90% Club as she is basically symptom free now. She now joins little Charlie and Uncle Mel (whose video is at the bottom of this thread), our resident model train enthusiasts.

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Fourth of July.

God Bless; Never give up Hope!


10:14:57 AM

Hi all..

I hope you all had a very merry christmas...

I think back to where I was 2 christmas ago.. I was very sick purging heavily..fungus and heavy was soo bad my body was in soo much discomfort , but thats when I really started to muster p the faith to get through! This christmas wa such a blessing..soo much progress! It felt like such a normal holiday:) Yes still on an anti candida diet,and ive been on tue protocol religiously over a year.... but thats what it takes to get well..its not easy but...I urge you ..HAVE FAITH.. TAKE YOUR PROTOCOL AND FIND THE DIET THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

God bless you

Thank you for the continued inspiration!

my deepest love to you all!

Yours in spirit,

12:39:57 PM

Seasons Greetings

Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas! May the abundant blessings of our Lord and Savior be upon you and may he bring you newfound health and freedom in the future.

Merry Christmas,

11:10:02 AM

Hello everyone.

It hard to believe another year has flown by. As some of you may remember, in last year's Christmas message, I relayed to you the beneficial role that my hobby played in dealing with the isolation and loneliness I experienced during my recovery from Morgellons(read through this thread and see the video below).

Shown here is an updated picture of little Charlie playing with his train which he received last year (see From One Young Man to Another). His mom sent me this picture recently and I thought I would share it with you.

Charlie is symptom free now and doing great. My how he has grown! As always, the message we bring forth is that of Hope, so for all you parents who worry about your children, Charlie is only one of many whose life and health has been restored here.

I am deeply moved by the joy on little Charlie's face for the passion we share, and I give thanks and praise to God for allowing me to play a small role in the work He is doing here.

I pray that His loving presence will be a constant source of strength and encouragement for all of us during these holidays and throughout the coming year. May 2014 be your year of jubilee, when any chains that have bound you are released and you are able to embrace new opportunities with the boldness that comes from faith.

From the bottom of my heart, Merry Christmas to All!

God Bless; Never Give up Hope!



9:25:35 PM

Dear Mel,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring hobby. The detail is amazing as is it's complexity and size. You inspire me on many levels and I thank God for bringing me here to your site.

Thanks for bringing some light and smiles to our day.


6:16:00 PM


That ride was without a doubt, the most joyous experience of my Christmas!!!!!

I haven't giggled and felt so like a child in a very, long time. How did you mount that camera? This reminded me of a COAL CART ride I took at Wild Bills in Laughlin six years ago!! LIKE YOU ARE REALLY ON BOARD. You obviously have a 'producer' tucked away inside. Great Job, Brother. WONDEROUS!!!

I especially enjoyed YOUR PRESENCE shifting track and shuffling through both rooms to turn and weeve yourself in motion with the ride. I CAN SEE YOU REMAIN FIT!! LOVE THE SOCK VIEW.

Thank you, brother...for both the wonder of what you have built and the window into your character!! I'm gonna go for another ride!!

ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!


2:16:39 AM

Hi Mel!

You can find me at my Book Blog!
YES!!! THAT is MY hobby! I LOVE it!!!!!

I Talk about HOPE! Wow! I have hope

If I did NOT have 'this' hobby, I would DIE! Literally!
I really would!
It keeps my mind off of my illnesses COMPLETELY!

Seriously, if anyone would like to read my Book Blog and get LOST in the world of books, come on over!
I'll even tell you HOW to do it!

I keep myself busy 24/7 with this thing! I even have a post to do Christmas night!

Hobbies are a VERY IMPORTANT PART of keeping yourself immersed in something that is healthy and WORTHWHILE! It keeps your mind alert, HAPPY, something you ENJOY, something to FORGET ABOUT ANY ILLNESS YOU MAY HAVE, and SO MUCH MORE!
I cannot stress this enough!
It's called HOPE!

You ARE correct in that HOPE gives us the ability to be POSITIVE! And, HAPPY no matter what!
Thanks for contacting me where I do what I LOVE to do!
Again, the invitatin is out there to ALL of you!
You are MORE than welcome!

Thanks everyone!

9:50:19 AM

I think The trains are very cool.
I have also spent More time reading from page 18 foward as I feel better.(Great Information)
I very much enjoyed the new section Hope and Inspiration.
Thanks for all you do!
Happy Holidays To all,

2:44:01 AM

Mel, fantastic erector set. My cousin Harry may he rest in peace had the same hobby as a child and younger adult but he didn't have all the buidlings, landscaping and artwork you created.Very creative!

1:49:17 AM

I wish all of you and your family, very Merry Christmas, and a New Year filled with a health, peace and prosperity.

A lot of love,

1:26:25 AM

Hope you had a great Birthday! I have to say your model trains set-up is sooo flippen Amazing!! you definatly took model trains to the next level!:o)Love the video,when Tyler gets back from his dads I'm going to show him! He's gonna love it!! Really nice to see your sun shiney face too!!

Have a blessed weekend!
Nancy G.

10:08:43 PM

Mel, thanks for sharing the video of your model trains. Very cool. I used to take my boys to the Children's museum in my city when they were little and one of most favorite areas was the model trains and the the intricacies of it. We would watch for a long time and they would be so intrigued. I have picked up an old hobby of reading novels again. It really does help take the mind away from the illness. P.S. saw your Oreck vacuum in the background and such clean floors! ha ha
Pokys Mom

3:41:53 AM

Happy Birhtday , and Happy Holidays to you Mel! What an awesome railroad. We made one in my Dads basement when my daughter was little. Even had a little vegetable garden with styrafoam tomatos that had to be hand gled to the plant. I am so sory you are taking this down. I kept all the railroad stuff. I hope to assemble it when I have Grandchildren someday. Again, thanks for sharing . Lis
Mel **

3:58:37 PM

Hello Everyone,

Welcome as always.

I have talked with many of you this past month or so answering questions and discussing hobbies!

Hobbies - "What can they possibly have to do with Morgellons?" I was repeatly asked.

There was no one to talk with when I had this disease, so to compensate for the loneliness and isolation that I endured, I went back to my childhood favorite thing; model railroading!

I have tried to encourage everyone to think back to a happier time and consider taking up a hobby during your time of illness to help ease the journey, pass the time and focus on something you love.

This is what helped me keep my sanity:


God Bless every one of you,

Never Never give up HOPE!


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